Irvine CA got the Top 5 City Ranking in the U.S. according to Business Week magazine.
Irvine, CA - with population of 197,498 - was ranked at number 5.
"Settled into a broad valley between the San Joaquin Hills and Loma Ridge, Irvine is a wealthy Los Angeles suburb that sets the standard on many levels. The median income is $92,195 and 64.1 percent of the population is educated at the college level. Further, the area has the best schools among the cities on our list. In short, it's a great place to settle down."
Business week looked at interesting factors for this ranking of Irvine CA at best American cities:
- proximity to jobs
- what people can afford
- culture, entertainment
- good schools
- low crime
- lots of green space
- positive metrics around quality of life
- number of restaurants
- school scores
- number of colleges
- pro sports teams
Raleigh, N.C. was ranked number 1 at best cities in America, and data for this came from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sperling's BestPlaces, GreatSchools, Onboard Informatics, RealtyTrac, Bloomberg, and the Trust for Public Land.
Summarized from article by BusinessWeek.com on 9/20/2011.
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